2018 Spring Camp Quick Links

Central Pacific
Hiroshima: Info, Official SC Site Softbank: Info, Official SC Site
Hanshin: Info, Official SC Site Seibu: Info, Official SC Site
Yokohama: Info, Official SC Site Rakuten: Info, Official SC Site
Yomiuri: Info Orix: Info, Official SC Site
Chunichi: Info, Official SC Site Nippon Ham: Info, Official SC Site
Yakult: Info, Official SC Site Lotte: Info, Official SC Site

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CHU

[6/20/2018] Kazuki Yoshimi earns domestic FA option

Thirty-three-year-old Kazuki Yoshimi earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster. Yoshimi told reporters he was not planning to exercise the option.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Sports Hochi 6/20/2018, Sanspo 6/20/2018

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YAK

[6/20/2018] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Jason Urquidez

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old pitcher Jason Urquidez. He was assigned the uniform number 61. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth 150,000 US dollars plus incentives.

Urquidez is in the process of getting a work visa. He could arrive in Japan some time next week.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2018, Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Sponichi 6/20/2018, Sanspo 6/20/2018

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YAK

[6/20/2018] Yakult Swallows to part ways with Jordan Armengot

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they decided to part ways with thirty-one-year-old Jordan Armengot. They have filed paperwork to place Armengot on waivers.

Armengot is currently in the United States due to problems with his lower body.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Chunichi 6/20/2018, Sanspo 6/20/2018

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[6/20/2018] Schedule Changes

The following addition was made to the Inter-league schedule.

  • June 21 – Orix Buffaloes vs Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium – 18:00 (June 19 rain out)

Source: NPB 6/20/2018, Hanshin 6/20/2018

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YAK

[6/20/2018] Norichika Aoki fined for ejection on June 20

Norichika Aoki was ejected for using offensive language during a game against Softbank at Jingu Stadium on June 20. The ejection took place in the seventh inning after Aoki struck out on a check-out. The NPB announced today that they issued Aoki a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine.

Source: NPB 6/20/2018, Sanspo 6/20/2018, Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2018

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HAM

[6/18/2018] Hayato Arakaki has elbow surgery

Hayato Arakaki had right elbow surgery to remove loose bodies at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18. He could require about three months for a full recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will begin a rehab program at the Kamagaya faculties as soon as he is cleared.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Sports Hochi 6/18/2018

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YOK

[6/18/2018] Joe Wieland taken off active roster

Joe Wieland was taken off the active roster on June 17. Alex Ramirez told reporters he did not have all the information, but heard that Wieland felt discomfort in his upper body, near his waist.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018

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89th Inter-City Tournament Schedule

2018 Schedule

Date Time Game Round First Base Score Third Base
07/13 Fri 18:30 1-1 1 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
  東邦ガス
Toho Gas
07/14 Sat 10:30 2-1 1 王子
Oji
  SUBARU
    14:00 2-2 1 JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
  JR北海道硬式野球クラブ
JR Hokkaido Baseball Club
    18:00 2-3 1 JR四国
JR Shikoku
  Honda
07/15 Sun 10:30 3-1 1 日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
  Honda熊本
Honda Kumamoto
    14:00 3-2 1 三菱日立パワーシステムズ
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
  Honda鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
    18:00 3-3 1 JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
  西濃運輸
Seino Unyu
07/16 Mon 10:30 4-1 1 鷺宮製作所
Saginomiya Seisakusho
  伯和ビクトリーズ
Hakuwa Victorys
    14:00 4-2 1 西部ガス
Saibu Gas
  新日鐵住金かずさマジック
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic
    18:00 4-3 1 東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
  トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
07/17 Tue 10:30 5-1 1 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
  信越硬式野球クラブ
Shin-etsu Koshiki Yakyu Club
    14:00 5-2 1 七十七銀行
Shichi-ju-shichi Ginko
  三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe/Takasago
    18:00 5-3 1 トヨタ自動車東日本
Toyota Jidosha Higashi Nihon
  東芝
Toshiba
07/18 Wed 10:30 6-1 1 新日鐵住金鹿島
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
  日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
    14:00 6-2 1 セガサミー
Sega Sammy
  NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nippon
    18:00 6-3 1 JR東海
JR Tokai
  パナソニック
Panasonic
07/19 Thu 10:30 7-1 2 Game 1-1 Winner   Game 3-2 Winner
    14:00 7-2 2 Game 5-1 Winner   Game 4-2 Winner
    18:00 7-3 2 Game 2-2 Winner   Game 5-3 Winner
07/20 Fri 10:30 8-1 2 Game 3-3 Winner   Game 6-1 Winner
    14:00 8-2 2 Game 4-1 Winner   Game 3-1 Winner
    18:00 8-3 2 Game 5-2 Winner   Game 2-1 Winner
07/21 Sat 10:30 9-1 2 Game 6-2 Winner   Game 2-3 Winner
    14:00 9-2 2 Game 6-3 Winner   Game 4-3 Winner
    18:00 9-3 QF Game 7-1 Winner   Game 7-2 Winner
07/22 Sun 10:30 10-1 QF Game 7-3 Winner   Game 8-1 Winner
    14:00 10-2 QF Game 8-2 Winner   Game 8-3 Winner
    18:00 10-3 QF Game 9-1 Winner   Game 9-2 Winner
07/23 Mon 13:30 11-1 SF Game 9-3 Winner   Game 10-1 Winner
    18:00 11-2 SF Game 10-2 Winner   Game 10-3 Winner
07/24 Tue 18:00 12-1 F Game 11-1 Winner   Game 11-2 Winner

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[6/18/2018] Samurai Japan 18th Asian Games Roster

The Samurai Japan Amateur Team roster was released on June 18. The team will be competing at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta from August 26 until September 1. Players will attend mini-camps in Oita (June 21 – 24) and Tokyo (August 18 – 21) prior to the tournament.

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ORI

[6/17/2018] Yuya Oda taken off active roster

Yuya Oda made a diving catch during the seventh inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on June 16 and hurt his left wrist. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a left ulnar styloid fracture. He will be re-evaluated after keeping the wrist immobile for two to three weeks. He was taken off the active roster on June 17.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sports Hochi 6/17/2018

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